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(2/3) The design process behind this special tattoo. 🎗 #NAOHOAstory . . I sketched this one via #InstagramLive – if you'd like to watch me draw, keep an eye out for when I'm on! All my Stories are live, so you'll get a sneak peek of designs and tattoos before they make it to my feed and newsletter (www.naohoa.com/subscribe) . . . #tattoodesign #originaldesign #swallow #swallowbird #swallowbirdtattoo #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #pinkribbon #firsttattoo #bird #birdtattoo #cardiff #cardifftattoo #tattoocardiff #newport #wales #bristol #bath #femaletattooist #femaletattooartist #ladytattooer
This client gave me a sketch to work from, but I forgot to add it to the video. 🙈
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Over a year ago, I stumbled across a lovely-looking planner on Kickstarter called Minerva. After buying one for myself to support the cause (and attempt to get my shizz together), I was invited to join their Facebook group. Over time, I got to know the larger-than-life owner, Sophie Jewry. I love her honesty around being an entrepreneur, along with positive encouragement and helpful tips on how to plan for our goals. I really have no idea how she juggles her time in running her own businesses and supporting us lot in her online community!
We planned her tattoo a few months ago and finally got round to inking it. It’ll be part of a larger back piece to join onto some existing work. Here’s the first part of the puzzle:
….did I mention she drove all the way from Norfolk to be inked here?! :O Honestly can’t thank you enough for your commitment, Sophie – I had a blast and it was fab to finally meet you in person~ 💕
It was her first time trying out Saniderm too – here’s what she had to say:
“Day 2 of the saniderm over the tattoo and I’m loving it!
No cream everywhere, no sticking to my clothes, no peeling gooey skin… all that lovely stuff no one talks about when they talk about tattoos and you forget until you get another one how inconvenient it is LOL
Not anymore! Bloody brilliant stuff. Thank you Naomi – it’s a revelation!
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(2/3) "small, pretty and delicate." What do you think? 😊 #NAOHOAstory . The two options that weren't chosen are available! Email me if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org . . #tattoo #firsttattoo #flowers #tattoodesign #delicatetattoo #femininetattoo #pretty #smalltattoodesigns #sweetpea #cherryblossom #sakura #daisies #flowertattoodesigns #cardiff #cardifftattoo #tattoocardiff #newport #wales #bristol #bath #tattoogirl #tattoogirlz #femaletattooist #femaletattooartist #ladytattooer
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Any Ghibli fans here? 😀 This is something I started with the intention of selling at the Film & Comic Convention (Cardiff), but it ended up being quite detailed and I wanted to spend more time on it.
Here’s how it’s looking so far:
Can you spot which films are referenced?
Until next time. ^_^
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(2/3) Design process for this lover of travel. 😉 #NAOHOAstory . . . #tattoo #tattoodesign #humansbehindthetattoo #firsttattoo #CityLife #CityLifeCardiff #world #worldmap #travel #explorer #geo #dreamcatcher #elegant #minimal #abstract #cardiff #cardifftattoo #tattoocardiff #newport #wales #bristol #bath #tattoogirl #tattoogirlz #femaletattooist #femaletattooartist #ladytattooer
Here’s what she had to say:
“i had my first tattoo ,she did a lovely job, she is very clean .very professional ! and very patience, i was very scare but she made me feel very comfortable
thank you very much”
– Anto F.
Thank you, Anto~! It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to inking your next one. 😉
This year I’ll be doing my first ever Comic Con, where I’ll be available all weekend to meet and greet anyone who wants to talk tattoos. More often than not, it’s nice to meet the artist beforehand and build a rapport before getting inked, and that’s exactly why I’ll be around. 🙂
Alongside general chatter, I’ll also be taking requests to draw cute comic-style characters for sale. Want a self portrait or fun scenario of you and your friends? Maybe it’s your buddy’s birthday soon and you’d like to get them something special…check out my stall to buy art prints, tattoo Gift Certificates and one-off custom-drawn sketches!
Zan and I will be at the stall the whole time, whilst Aleks and Mike will be roaming around the venue talking to people about what it’s like to get inked at NAOHOA. If you can’t find me but spot them on your travels, ask them to guide you to the stall. 🙂
If I can’t finish your sketch in time for the weekend because people wanna talk ink, I’ll post it to you for free!
Until then~ 😁
This client came all the way from Birmingham for a tattoo she’d wanted for about 3 years. Being her first taste of ink, she wisely opted for the Temporary Tattoo Package, allowing her to try on her design in two different colours (black and brown). There was quite a lot of traffic on the way down and she had to leave early to head towards Portsmouth, but we managed to get the bulk of it done! Whenever she’s ready next, we’ll neaten it up with a thicker outline around the outside. 🙂
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(2/5) The design process behind this henna-style Om. #NAOHOAstory . . . #tattoo #designprocess #bts #tattoostory #yogi #personalstory #om #yoga #henna #inspiration #firsttattoo #cardiff #cardifftattoo #tattoocardiff #cityroadcardiff #newport #wales #bristol #bath #birmingham #femaletattooartist #femaletattooist #ladytattooer
“Naomi is an exceptional tattoo artist and highly skilled. I choose to get my first tattoo with Naomi because the studio was very welcoming, extremely clean and well organised. While I was there, Naomi made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I will definitely be going back there in the future.”
– Jen E.